We had our second day of childbirth class yesterday. More videos and lots more information to take in (though I don’t think it was quite as much as information we needed to remember following the hospital tour. We may get lost when we get to the hospital. I wouldn’t be surprised, and if you know me, you won’t be surprised given my lack of direction.)
I did my homework the night before (because Kenny and I are teacher’s pets like that) and even had some of the checklists printed out – mainly because I love lists. We went over some of the lists, and the teacher gave us a new list. The postpartum list. I knew that we could have a birth plan that the nurses and doctors would respect, but to have a plan that they’d follow AFTER the baby was born?
Well. I’m in heaven. I love plans, and I love that the staff is going to help us fulfill our wishes. (As soon as we have some of these “wishes” written down, I just might share them.)
Besides the lists, and the c-section talk, we went over how to swaddle the baby…and even better, baby wearing! She demonstrated the Moby Wrap (which we happened to have received from a few of Kenny’s co-workers.)
I loved our teacher. I wasn’t bored during the 10 HOURS of class, and she seemed to be on the same page as several of us, as far as things we wanted to do after the birth (the cloth diapering, babywearing, etc.) She gave us so many tips on how to get the dad more involved, many were things that I hadn’t even thought about and now I want to make sure they’re written into our birth and postpartum plans.
When we finished, Kenny asked me if there would be a certificate. He’s so used to his work trainings and getting certificates after so many hours of instruction. I told him no, but I could make him a certificate if he’d like. He claimed that wasn’t the same, and then I reminded him that I think the baby might be our version of a certificate. I think he’s okay with that.